28 Jan 2008 : Column 1MC

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 28 January 2008

Transport

Highways Agency

Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what cost changes have been approved for schemes in the Highways Agency’s major roads programme since the publication of the Nichols report in March 2007. [168982]

[Official Report, 10 December 2007, Vol. 469, c. 9-10W.]

Letter from Tom Harris:

An error has been identified in a Written Answer given to the hon. Member for Richmond Park on 10 December 2007. In the table given in the original answer the figures in rows one and two should be transposed. The expected cost of M27 J3-4 should be £36 million and the expected cost of M27 J11-12 should be £17.4 million.


28 Jan 2008 : Column 2MC

Defence

Topical Questions

T8. [179984] Mr. David Amess (Southend, West) (Con): In the light of weekend reports, will the Secretary of State give details of future troop withdrawals from Iraq, bearing in mind the number of our constituents who write to us about the military covenant, suggesting that our British servicewomen and men are not treated well, either in service or when they leave service?

[Official Report, 21 January 2008, Vol. 470; c. 1204.]

Letter from Des Browne:

An error has been identified in the Oral Answer given to the hon. Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) on 21 January 2008. The Secretary of State for Defence meant to say:

Des Browne: ...As for specific numbers, there is a constant assertion, often fed by politicians, that information about troop numbers in southern Iraq is erroneous. It is not. Troop numbers were reduced to about 4,500 before the turn of the year. Indeed, only last week there were 4,330 troops in southern Iraq, but that number fluctuates because of rest and recuperation, and sometimes because of temporary troop deployments...


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